Real Change Begins
with Real Conversations

Courageous conversations about race, ability, and equity in early care
and education.  

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Transformation Begins Within

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Creating true systemic shifts begins with a deep reflective look at our own beliefs, values, and biases. From there we come together to dismantle systems of oppression and have the courage to move away from practices that separate us.

This is our individual and collective commitment. 

One where we begin to truly understand who we are in the presence of others and where we are dedicated to transforming the world for all young children. 

Are you ready to join us?

This is an unprecedented time for our world, and as educators, it's imperative we keep the conversation going around the big questions impacting children's growth and development. 

That's why we are committed to hosting deeply reflective and equally complex conversations around race, equity, and ability.

We invite those working with or on behalf of young children to join us...We hope that you will accept the challenge of continuing the dialogue within your communities. 



The Time for an ece {R}evolution is now

May we wonder and question together. 
May we reflect upon who we truly are in the presence of others. 
May we accept the challenge to feel the discomfort change brings. 
May we courageously speak and act on behalf of ALL young children. 

Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

IjumAa Jordan

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak is as much of a paradox as early care and education. She seeks radical changes to the way we teach across the lifespan, and at the same time, as a Cancerian, she loves what is familiar and routine. She dreams of writing poetry, speaking another language, and playing the mandolin with The Chicks. And when she’s not dreaming, she is advocating for children’s right to be included, to learn through play, and to have secure attachments with responsive caregivers. She can also be found connecting people and ideas in ways that prioritize the wholeness of early educators. 
Learn more at http://kristiepf.com.

Dr. Isela Garcia’s passion lies in reflecting upon who we truly are—in the quiet of our own silence and in the presence of others. As we learn to become more consciously aware, we become better able to identify our own values, beliefs, and biases. This is where the real work begins. It’s where we can get honest about how these values, beliefs, and biases show up in our lives particularly in our work with children…and with one another.
Learn more at  https://www.alesigroup.com.

Ijumaa Jordan is a fat, Black, cis-gendered woman (she, her, her’s) daily engaging in the beautiful struggle of life, doing the internal and external work to abolish systems of oppression such as racism, sexism, transphobia, and classism, etc. Ijumaa shows up for this work with intensity and passion, being joyful, thinking critically, and holding a learning space with care and grace. She loves afternoon naps and snacks, you can usually find her online looking serious and laughing loudly.
Learn more at https://ijumaajordan.com.


 Meet the {R}evolutionaries

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Isela Garcia

We believe our society owes children more than they're getting and teachers are the key ingredient to a shift in practice. We believe it's our responsibility to move from compliance to compassion, from standardization to personalization, and from segregation to integration. We need a {r}evolution. 

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Have a question or topic you'd like to bring into the conversation?

Transformative Talks

Mark Your Calendars
Streaming live on Youtube! 

Episode 1: What is the purpose of early care and education anyway? (playback here)
Episode 2: Why noticing and taking action against the accepted norm of authority matters (playback here
Episode 3: The consequences for leaders, educators, families, and students when we focus on grit and perpetuate the "grind culture" (playback here)

Date: October 27, 2020 (because we'll be busy onNovember 3) 
Time: 11:00 am PT, 12:00 pm MT, 1:00 pm CT, 2:00 pm ET

Date: December 1, 2020 
Time: 11:00 am PT, 12:00 pm MT, 1:00 pm CT, 2:00 pm ET

You will hear from us shortly :)

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